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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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We’ve found the key to what makes Fall so special, and its called Octoberfest. This rich, smooth lager uses a perfect balance of caramel, pale, cara-pils and black malts to create the best Octoberfest beer of the season. Available September through October.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2287) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear amber with a nice white head, aroma is of sweet malt with some bread notes, the flavor is straight forward and malty and plain overall, meh.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Nsanders (488) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Pours amber with very fine carbonation. Slight alcohol aroma, very little flavor. Felt like i was drinking a flavorless light macrobrew. This was the most boring beer i have tried from Schell.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 On draught at Ed’s (No Name) Bar in Winona. The beer is a clear slightly reddish-orange color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Sweet bready malt aroma with some caramel notes. Light body with a caramel malt flavor along with a touch of hops. The finish is sweet with a toffee/malt aftertaste. Just average overall.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Onslow (1149) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Light amber brew with one finger of white head. Aroma of light malts. Light bodied with a modest degree of maltiness and light hops finishing off the swallow. OK but not very interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1163) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2010
(bottle) Pours out a clear amber color with a small white head that lasts throughout consumption. Aroma is full of fried doughnut, apple skin, musty lager yeast and some caramel as it’s cold, but when it warms up it gets a bit more of a toasted edge with some kicks of hops as well. Flavor follows the same pattern, with plenty of apple skin displayed when it’s cold which yields somewhat of a distracting metallic twang to the beer. When this beer warms, however, it is completely different, with plenty of the doughy malt appearing along with some light hop bitterness. Tastes of caramel, a finish of breakfast cereal, and a finish of toasted bread appear, which is a welcome departure from the apple skin twang. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is restrained. I wasn’t too thrilled about this at first, but letting this one warm up a bit does wonders. A solid Octoberfest.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Copper color with a foamy white head. Mild grainy aroma with a hint of caramel. Taste is rich and malty with a bit of hops and caramel and a slightly dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2010
This poured a nice darker red amber color with an off white head. Aroma was nice roasted caramel malt and some bready notes. Flavor was rich caramel, some 2 row and bready biscut flavors. A pretty good Oktoberfest.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Poured into a my glass boot. Color is a pale golden yellow. Light light yellow/white head, that leaves great lacing. Looks like a typical Oktoberfest. Smell is similar to an American macro lager, but the malts are of much better quality. Taste is a little skunky. Earthy hops are presented with rich malts. There is some distinguishing taste to the malts, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Decent carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty easy to drink beer. I think the taste would have been better during the fall. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-30-2008 20:29:09

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weitz15 (382) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Copper-brown pour with an off white head. Flavor is initially sweet and honey-like, and finishes with a bitter alcoholic taste. Good variety of flavors here.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
vomit (167) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2010
If VAL BLATZ had made an Octoberfest it would crush this one in one mighty gulp. Not bad swill, but something you don’t need if you have Blatz, Schlitz, PBR, or Black Label on hand. That’s right. Stick with Blatz and you will be a winner in life. Don’t question it. BlatzToberfest, is what I am waiting for,,,,,or not.


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